Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Physical activity, 12 years or older Meeting the Dutch Norm Healthy Exercise Inactive (%) Physical activity, 12 years or older Meeting the Dutch Norm Healthy Exercise Semi-active (%) Physical activity, 12 years or older Meeting the Dutch Norm Healthy Exercise Norm-active (%)
Total Value 2014 12.6 31.1 56.3
Total Value 2015 12.4 32.4 55.2
Total Value 2016 13.1 31.8 55.0
Total Value 2017 12.1 31.3 56.6
Total Value 2018 . . .
Total Value 2019 . . .
Total Value 2020 . . .
Total Value 2021 . . .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 11.9 30.1 55.2
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 11.7 31.3 54.1
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 12.4 30.8 53.9
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 11.4 30.3 55.6
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 13.4 32.1 57.3
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 13.2 33.4 56.3
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 13.9 32.8 56.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 12.8 32.3 57.7
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . .
Sex: Male Value 2014 11.4 31.8 56.8
Sex: Male Value 2015 11.2 32.8 56.0
Sex: Male Value 2016 11.2 31.9 57.0
Sex: Male Value 2017 11.0 30.7 58.3
Sex: Male Value 2018 . . .
Sex: Male Value 2019 . . .
Sex: Male Value 2020 . . .
Sex: Male Value 2021 . . .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 10.4 30.4 55.2
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 10.2 31.3 54.5
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 10.2 30.4 55.4
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 10.0 29.3 56.8
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 12.4 33.3 58.3
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 12.2 34.3 57.6
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 12.2 33.4 58.5
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 11.9 32.1 59.8
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . .
Sex: Female Value 2014 13.8 30.4 55.8
Sex: Female Value 2015 13.7 32.0 54.4
Sex: Female Value 2016 15.1 31.7 53.2
Sex: Female Value 2017 13.2 31.8 55.0
Sex: Female Value 2018 . . .
Sex: Female Value 2019 . . .
Sex: Female Value 2020 . . .
Sex: Female Value 2021 . . .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 12.8 29.0 54.2
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 12.6 30.5 52.8
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 14.0 30.3 51.6
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 12.2 30.4 53.5
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 14.9 31.8 57.3
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 14.7 33.4 55.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 16.2 33.2 54.7
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 14.2 33.2 56.5
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2014 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2015 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2016 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2017 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2018 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2019 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2020 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2021 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2014 . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2015 . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2016 . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2017 . . .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains data on life style and on the (preventive) health examination of the Dutch population in private households. These data can be grouped by several personal characteristics.

Data available from: 2014.

Status of the data: final.

Changes by May 16, 2021
Data about physical activity (4 years or older) 2021 are added.

When will new data be published?
Data on report year 2022 will appear in March 2023.

Description topics

Physical activity, 12 years or older
The questions on physical activities were asked to every person aged 12 years or older, and are based upon the so-called Short Questionnaire to Assess Health Enhancing Physical Activity (SQUASH). This questionnaire aims to provide a complete view of a person-s physical activity. Frequencies and durations of the following physical activities were asked for:
1.Commuting to work or school by cycle or on foot,
2.Activities at work or in school,
3.Housekeeping activities ,
4.Walking, cycling, gardening and doing odd jobs in spare time,
5.Practising sports.
From 2017 onwards, Statistics Netherlands will publish the new physical activity guidelines (drawn up by the Dutch Health Council) for people aged 4 years or older. The figures on physical activity of people aged 12 or older are published for the last time in 2017.
Meeting the Dutch Norm Healthy Exercise
The percentage of persons of 12 years or older who comply with the Dutch Norm of Healthy Exercise. This Dutch standard specifies the minimal amount of physical exercise that is required to maintain and improve health. It is based on MET values (metabolic equivalents): 1 MET corresponds to the energy expenditure of sitting, resting, and 5 MET corresponds to 5 times the energy expenditure of this resting metabolic rate. For all activities that are enquired in the SQUASH questionnaire, the MET value has been established.
According to the standard, adolescents aged 12 to 17 years need to perform moderately intensive physical activities (MET value minimally 5) at least one hour daily, such as bicycling. Persons of 18 years or older should perform moderately intensive physical activities at least for half an hour, at least five days a week. For persons aged 18 to 54 years, the MET value should at least by 4, e.g. walking (5 km / h). For persons of 55 years or older, it will do to perform in accordance with a MET value of 3, e.g. quietly walking (4 km / h).
At the end of 2017, the Dutch Health Council published new physical activity guidelines. The figures on the Dutch Norm of Healthy Exercise are published for the last time in 2017.

Inactive
The percentage of persons of 12 years or older who are inactive. A person is considered to be inactive if there is not a single day in which there is compliance with the Dutch Norm of Healthy Exercise.
Semi-active
The percentage of persons of 12 years or older who are semi-active. A person is considered to be semi-active if the Dutch Norm of Healthy Exercise is not met, but if he or she still is normally active at least 1 and at the most 6 days (youngsters from 12 up to and including 17 years of age) or at most 4 days (adults).
Norm-active
The percentage of persons of 12 years or older who are norm-active. A person is considered to be norm-active if he or she complies with the Dutch Norm of Healthy Exercise.